“i like big fat lady naked”

February 23, 2009 at 5:23 pm | Posted in Book Blather | 5 Comments

This is one of the search terms someone apparently used to find my blog the other day.

I’m not sure how to feel about this.  Evidently this search term was sufficient to lead someone here.  Is this just a reminder that many people who use the internet are not looking for book reviews?  Or is it a sign of hope that, given enough time, anyone can be led to literature?

This reminds me of the old saw that enough monkeys with enough typewriters could eventually produce the works of Shakespeare through random keystrokes.

Rebirth of an Indie Bookstore

February 23, 2009 at 5:17 pm | Posted in Book Blather | 5 Comments

Reports of its demise were premature.  The little bookstore in Cloverdale that I covered in an earlier post did not, it turns out, actually close.  It just relocated.  No wonder we didn’t see any signs or close-out sales!  I am equal parts embarrassed and relieved.

Not only did the small town bookstore not close, the reason it moved was to find a storefront with more floor space.

In light of this, some of the statistics look a little different.  It seems that it only takes a population of 8,100, where only 3/4 adults have a high school diploma or higher, to keep a small independent bookstore running.  Suddenly what I thought was bad news turns out to be good news.  Whaddaya think of that?

Naturally I’m going to check out the new space this very weekend.  Maybe I’ll even buy something.

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